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Sidebar: Terror's Trail
U.S. officials last week offered a rare glimpse at the windfall of intelligence obtained from captured al Qaeda suspects, adding new details on how terrorist plots were stopped and key leaders rounded up after 9/11.
Abu Zubaydah: Captured: March 2002
Top al Qaeda facilitator. Identified key 9/11 plotters and operatives planning new U.S. attack. Gave tips that helped lead to Ramzi Binalshibh and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.
Ramzi Binalshibh: Captured: Sept. 2002
Paymaster and key operative in 9/11 attacks. Provided tips helping lead to Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed: Captured: March 2003
9/11 mastermind. Revealed planned attacks on U.S. and Sufaat work on anthrax. Told of Khan's $50,000 delivery to Hambali group in Southeast Asia, and fingered Hambali's brother as group's key link to al Qaeda.
Yazid Sufaat: Captured: Dec. 2001
Ran al Qaeda anthrax program. Provided tips that led to capture of his two key assistants.
Rusman "Gun Gun" Gunawan: Captured: Sept. 2003
Brother of Hambali and key al Qaeda link to Southeast Asia. Arrest led to breakup of 17-member Southeast Asian cell in Pakistan, thought to be plotting U.S. attack.
Majid Khan: Captured: Spring 2003
Bag man for al Qaeda affiliate in Southeast Asia. Confirmed $50,000 delivered to operative named Zubair.
Mohd Farik bin Amin (aka Zubair): Captured: June 2003
Malaysian-born operative and key player in Southeast Asia. Provided tips leading to capture of Hambali.
Riduan bin Isomuddin (aka Hambali): Captured: August 2003
Al Qaeda's top man in Southeast Asia, leader of Jemmah Islamiyah affiliate. Helped plan Bali bombings that killed over 200.
Sources: Director of National Intelligence, White House
Sidebar: Gitmo Bound
These eight leading terrorism suspects and the others (with the exception of Yazid Sufaat and Rusman Gunawan) have been transferred from secret CIA prisons to the military's detention center at GuantÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¡namo Bay, Cuba.
Abd al-Rahim al Nashiri USS Cole attack planner
Abu Faraj al-Libi Operations manager
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani Tied to U.S. embassy bombings
Mustafa Ahmed al-HawsawiFinancial facilitator, Pakistan Walid bin Attash 9/11, USS Cole plotter
Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali (Ammar al-Baluchi)9/11 conspirator
Mohammed Nazir bin Lep (Lillie) Southeast Asia facilitator
Gouled Hassan Dourad East Africa facilitator
This story appears in the September 18, 2006 print edition of U.S. News & World Report.